Korg has announced the KingKORG, a new analog modeling synthesizer.
Focused on live performance, it features Korg’s new XMT (Xpanded Modeling Technology) engine, with many types of oscillators and filters that can accurately model sought-after vintage analog synths.
With its controls laid out in easily identifiable sections, King Korg delivers the unique characteristics of a dedicated synthesizer, while remaining approachable to players who are new to synthesizers. It not only shines on stage with high quality sound, but also with a champagne gold finish befitting its royal name.
KingKORG features a 3-oscillator x 2-timbre design allows you to generate thick and rich sounds, plus a newly developed XMT modeling sound engine.
A full-fledged, 61-key analog modeling synthesizer designed for live performance.
Powerful oscillators that are understandable to the beginner, yet satisfying for the expert.
Modeling filters that reproduce the sound of classic instruments.
Three master effect sections (each with six effect types) add the finishing touch to your sound.
Vacuum tube driver circuit adds rich overtones and powerful distortion.
New panel layout designed for intuitive operation.
CV/GATE OUT jack lets you control a Korg monotribe or MS-20.
Support for librarian software that lets you manage programs.
The KingKORG will be available February 2013 for a street price of $1299 USD.
Korg has introduced the MS-20 mini, a monophonic analog synthesizer featuring the original circuitry from the 1978 classic MS-20.
Korg’s MS-20 mini painstakingly replicates the original MS-20.
Korg’s MS-20 monophonic synthesizer, first introduced in 1978, is still a coveted instrument to this day, thanks to its thick, robust sound, its powerful, iconic analog filter, and its versatile patching options. Over 300,000 people have enjoyed the distinct MS-20 sounds from the original, from Korg’s MS-20 plug-in synth, or the iMS-20 iPad app.
Today, the sounds of the MS-20 have been reborn in hardware, as the MS-20 Mini. The same engineers who developed the original MS-20 have perfectly reproduced its circuitry and fit into a body that’s been shrunk to 86% of the original size, yet retains the distinctive look of the original.
The MS-20 mini will amaze you with its absolutely authentic analog synth sound.
MS-20 mini features
Overseen by the engineers of the original MS-20, a complete replication of the original analog circuitry
2VCO / 2VCA / 2VCF / 2EG / 1LFO structure.
Self-oscillating high-pass/low-pass filters with distinctive distortion.
External signal processor (ESP).
Extremely flexible patching system.
Miniature MS-20 that’s 86% of the original size.
MIDI IN and USB connector.
Replicates every detail of the original, down to the package binding and the included manual.
The Korg MS-20 Mini will be available April 2013, priced at $599 USD.
Detunized has announced the release of the Polite 800 Live Pack and Refill featuring the sounds of the Korg Poly 800.
„Polite 800“ introduces another famous eighties synthesizer: the Korg Poly 800, a classic hybrid synth that is equipped with digital controlled oscillators and a 24dB analog filter.
The Library contains 35 instruments which perfectly capture the spirit of this battery driven unit. Both, the Live Pack and the Refill introduce a standardized control layout which is easy to familiarize with.
Nevertheless all controls and switches of the Live Racks and Refill Combinators are multi-connected to more than 20 parameters per instrument. So hot-swapping through the included Basses, Keys, Pads, Brasses and FX sounds is easy but invites for spontaneous in-depth tweaking at the same time.
Patchpool has announced the release of Cosmic, a soundset for the Padshop Pro synthesizer instrument by Steinberg.
Cosmic for Padshop Pro focusses on rich cinematic pads, drones, soundscape, bells, synths and cosmic sound effects mainly derived from electronic sources like Hardware and Software synths and more experimental audio applications like Metasynth and Cosmosƒ, a fascinating program which I discovered recently. These sounds are very usable for genres like Ambient – New Age – Soundtrack and Electronica.
Cosmic contains 82 patches making use of 123 original samples produced in 48 Khz / 24 Bit, with a total sze of 1.59 Gigabyte. All patches have the Modwheel assigned, many use Aftertouch and Velocity to control numerous parameters for deep interaction with the sounds.
Cosmic for Padshop Pro features
82 patches in 6 categories:
Cosmic Bells (8)
Cosmic Noises (12)
Cosmic Pads (17)
Cosmic Scapes (27)
Cosmic Sequences (9)
Cosmic Synths (9)
Sampled Hardware synths: Clavia Nordlead, Roland D 50, Korg Z1.
Soundcells has announced the release of WaveDrummin V2, an update to the organic, electronic percussion ReFill for Propellerhead Reason.
“WaveDrummin v2″ is not just another percussion ReFill. By finding a whole new continent Columbus redrew the map of our planet. Now it´s your turn to do so. By making use of this ReFill you can combine enchanting and haunting rhythms coming from all continents, maybe even from other planets as well as Wavedrummin opens doors to percussive bliss that have never been opened before.
At the studio in Central Europe Soundcells recorded their favorite hits and bits coming from the Wavedrum by Korg and – since version 2 – the incredible Impaktor by BeepStreet. The result has become this ReFill – a work of art, a tool that lets you draw your own restyled map of our precious planet.
WaveDrummin V2 features
150 combinator patches stuffed with inspiring new energy (35 new ones since version 2).
143 rex loops that range from authentically acoustic to crazy electronic stuff, 20 Kong kits, 20 NNXT patches and 7 Redrum kits.
210 single hits to build your own kits from.
Recorded impact noises coming from Brushes, Rods, Sticks and Fingers to add extra realism to the loops. The combinators carry knobs to control their volumes.
All single loops and samples are included into this download in Rex and Wave format. By purchasing this pack you are not restricted to Reason only. However there is a lot more magic to be found within the ReFill.
The ReFill is available for the introductory price of 14.90 EUR until December 31st, 2012 (regular 19.90 EUR).